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Historical Quotes from Simon Bolivar
"In the unity of our nations rests the glorious future of our peoples."
"An ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction."
"To do something right it must be done twice. The first time instructs the second."
Interesting things about Simon Bolivar
- Simon was incredibly wealthy before his wars, but lost much of that post-war.
- Simon did not get along with other revolutionary generals, in fact- he almost started a war between themselves.
- Simon turned a freedom patriot into the Spanish and he later died in Spanish captivity.
- Simon died of tuberculosis in 1830.
- Simon took risky, unexpected tactics.
1810 - Joins patriot army that takes Caracas from Spanish.
1813 - Commands patriot army, and retakes Caracas from Spanish.
1817 - Invades Venezuela and becomes president.
1819 - Liberates Colombia.
1821- Marches into Ecuador
1824 - Leads Peru revolution.
1825 - Becomes president of Peru.
1830 - Simon passes.